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Topic:  RE: Kent home game previously on 2/29, Senior Day, moved to Friday night for CBSSN.

Topic:  RE: Kent home game previously on 2/29, Senior Day, moved to Friday night for CBSSN.
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OakStreet
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  Message Not Read  RE: Kent home game previously on 2/29, Senior Day, moved to Friday night for CBSSN.
   Posted: 2/11/2020 5:13:14 PM 
I usually buy tickets well in advance, but didn't this time. That paid off and is something I'll remember for future games.
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OakStreet
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  Message Not Read  RE: Kent home game previously on 2/29, Senior Day, moved to Friday night for CBSSN.
   Posted: 2/11/2020 5:25:41 PM 
GraffZ06 wrote:
Yeah this sucks, but I think you guys are all missing the point.

You act like OU - and more importantly the MAC - care about butts in seats attendance. They don't. Go take a gander at the OZone thread (or MLB attendance for that matter) for confirmation as to why they think this way.

With access to the internet and 8497 live streaming sports channels literally at your fingertips 24/7/365 on your TV/laptop/smart phone - more and more people are just staying home and relaxing and watching from the comfort (and cheapness) of their own homes/apartments/dorm rooms. Plus, when you try to draw actual butts in seats there's a geographical factor that comes into play. You're only realistically getting people from a few hours radius. When it's on TV or the internet? You can literally be on the moon and it doesn't matter - they can still reach you.

Organizations have figured out there's way more $$ and way more actual eye-balls for viewership by catering to the TV and internet crowd (especially when you're trying to attract NEW viewers and grow your brand visibility) than there is catering to the butts in seats crowd.

Now we can talk about how that's killing gameday atmospheres if you want - and I'd totally agree 110%. But to get all upset about this decision and how they scheduled it, and to think they'll actually care what you think - is foolish IMO.


I'm not upset about this, but sad. Even though I live five hours away, I've attended a game or two each season pretty regularly in the 30+ years since I graduated, including some road games and MAC tourney games. But it won't take much more until I only watch from home, too. If there's not a great game day atmosphere, not many Saturday games, and they change the dates of games I've been planning for months to attend, I just won't include a basketball game in my plans for visiting Athens.

Last Edited: 2/11/2020 5:30:27 PM by OakStreet

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